Spicy Oat Biscuits

    30 minutes

    These are my favourite banana oat biscuits. They are very soft and moist and make a nice change from chocolate.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 190g margarine
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 banana
    • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, bicarb soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cut in the margarine until the mixture appears mealy. Stir in the egg, mashed banana and oatmeal until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an unprepared baking tray.
    3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking tray to cool on wire racks.

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    This recipe goes from "pretty good" to "absolutely phenomenal" with a few simple changes. 1. Extra spices - I used 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice. 2. An extra banana. 3. Nuts (I used walnuts) and raisins. Those are probably the 3 most important changes I made, but I also used 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat flour and used 50% lighter butter instead of shortening. Oh, and added a capful of vanilla extract. These are absolutely to die for!!! Also used only 3/4 c. sugar, 1/4 c. of which was actually Splenda...still found them very sweet and didn't notice the splenda.  -  12 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great recipe!!! I tweeked the original a little bit just for fun and they came out great! I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose and instead of shortening, I used 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup of Smart Start butter spread. I thought the batter was rather dry so I added a second banana and then 2/3 of a cup of dried cranberry's. I calculated the total calories which came out to 3,330 for the entire batch and 121.75g fat. I yielded 50 cookies so that came to 67 cal's per cookie and 2.4g fat! Thanks for a great cookie :o)  -  12 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These cookies are so easy to make and absolutely wonderful! The spices and banana mix well to create a great flavor. I made one batch to take to work. They were snatched up so fast I made another batch that night to take in the next day. A great way to use ripe bananas that you have on hand. I will definitely make this again.  -  20 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)